Michael the Archangel
The lexicographers say that etymologically
the name Michael means 'who is like
As a name, Michael cannot be a question. It is a statement. Immanuel, for example, is applied to Jesus who is literally God with us not like God.
There is not much involvement of Michael in the ministry to mankind as compared to the central involvement of Angel of YHWH.
In heaven, we can consider him as the Captain of the army of YHWH, since, according to the book of Revelation, he was leading the battle to oust
the Dragon and his Angels. The name is mentioned in the book of Daniel as a prince, a ruler, not another Angel (Daniel 10:13, 21; 12:13.
Is there a correlation between Michael of Daniel and the warrior Archangel Michael in Heaven? That question needs further digging, if any.
As Angel of Jehovah, he is also seen by men as a figure of Jesus. However, amidst all the opinions that man has made of Jesus, He has never been
seen as an Angel (Matthew 16:13-20). Jesus is a begotten, an Angel is fashioned (Hebrews 1:5; 5:5).
Who is like God in heaven? ANGEL OF YHWH.
(20) Behold, I send an angel before thee, to keep thee by the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. (21) Take ye heed
before him and hearken unto his voice; provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgression: for my name is in him. (22) But if
thou shalt indeed hearken unto his voice and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine
adversaries. (23) For mine angel shall go before thee, and bring thee in unto the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Canaanite, the
Hivite, and the Jebusite: and I will cut them off. Exodus 23:20-23 ASV
When it comes to Angel of YHWH, based on the declaration of YHWH in Exodus 23:20-21, there is no other Angel besides Angel of YHWH of whom
we can say that ‘He is like God’. Angel YHWH acts like God, speaks like God, does not forgive, and, as YHWH God Himself declares it to Moses, His
Angel carry His name. So, Angel of YHWH is like God.
In 1 Thessalonians 4:16, we read about the tandem of Jesus and the Archangel who signals to Jesus the end of mercy time and the hour of the
second coming of Jesus. The tandem involves two entities, Jesus, and the Archangel. The Archangel name is not mentioned, which means He is a
known character who is not among many. The mention in tandem indicates that Jesus cannot be the One blowing the trumpet to indicate the
day and the time which He does not know but that only His Father knows.
(32) But of that day or that hour knoweth no one, not even the angels in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. (33) Take ye heed, watch and
pray: for ye know not when the time is. Mark 13:32-33 ASV
Jesus being the Creator of John 1:1-3, the Creator being YHWH God in Genesis 1, that is, Jesus being YHWH God cannot be the Angel sounding the
trumpet or cannot blow the trumpet like an Angel. That Jesus is Archangel Michael, that cannot make any sense.
for the Lord Himself will be descending from heaven with a shout of command, with the voice of the Chief Messenger, and with the trumpet of God,
and the dead in Christ shall be rising first. 1 Thessalonians 4:16 CLV
Analyze for logical correctness the literal Greek word to word which reads:
that himself the LORD [YHWH in Hebrew] in shout in voice of Archangel and in trumpet of God shall be descending from heaven and the
dead in Christ shall be rising first. (From Interlinear Scripture Analyzer).
You who take Jesus to be the Archangel Michael, you who do not take Jesus for an Angel, think about this, ‘Is it Jesus who shouts?’ Can Jesus shout
in voice of Archangel and in trumpet of God? Does that make sense? Why does Jesus who is YHWH the Creator shout not with His own voice of
YHWH but with the voice of an Archangel who is not Him? ‘That doesn’t make any sense’ as the Geico remarks. Jude makes it clear that the Lord
(Jesus) and the Archangel Michael are two standalone Beings because one is God, and the Angel is made by Jesus.
Yet Michael the archangel, when taking issue with the devil, was arguing about the body of Moses, dared not to bring a railing accusation, but said,
"The Lord rebuke you!" Jude 1:9 EMTV
Should it not be that the Archangel shouts with his voice and with the trumpet to rally all because the day and the hour has come for Jesus to
come back as it was promised?
Anyone who gets Jesus wrong will teach falsehood and believe in a lot of nonsense.
Gallery of verses concerning the Archangel Michael:
For the Lord [YHWH] himself shall descend from heaven, with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the
dead in Christ shall rise first; (1 Thessalonians 4:16 ASV)
But Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing
judgment, but said, The Lord [YHWH] rebuke thee. (Jude 1:9 ASV)
And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels going forth to war with the dragon; and the dragon warred and his angels; (Revelation
To put 1 Thessalonians 4:16, if we know that Jesus does not know the hour when He will receive the order to stop ministering when the
Archangel signals it, how can Jesus be the same Archangel? Jesus cannot come back ‘with the voice of the Archangel,’ for argument’s sake.
He is not at the service of any Angel. He definitely could have come back with the voice of His Father not with the voice of any Angel whom
He created and who worshipped Him (Hebrews 1).
I mean, Jesus is the Begotten (John 3:16) and not the created Angels (Hebrews 1) who worship Him. As such, Jesus cannot be any Angel.
Besides, Jesus was not born as an Angel but as CHRIST [THE] LORD, which, when translated, means MESSIAH YHWH, according to Luke 2:11.
And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men. Mark 7:7 EMTV
WHERE CAN WE FIND OUT ALL ABOUT JESUS?
You search the Scriptures, for you think in them you have everlasting life.
And they are the ones witnessing concerning Me. John 5:39 LITV. Luke 24:44